Other vehicles in our November 24, 2012 auction

 

Piaggio
NRG Ferrari Scooter

MG
B Roadster Restoration

Leyland
Lynx ‘Shell-Mex BP’ Can Carrier

Morris
Minor Convertible

Wolseley
Hornet Mk3

Ford
Cortina Super

Porsche
911 Carrera 2 Targa

Maserati
4200 Spyder

Mini
Mayfair

Fiat
500 Jolly electric car, based on a Golf Buggy.

Jaguar
XJSC

Alfa Romeo
2000 GTV (GTam Evocation)

Jensen
C-V8

Ferrari
348TB

Porsche
911 SSE Coupé

Mercedes-Benz
SL55 AMG

Porsche
911 Turbo

AC
Cobra by DAX

TVR
Chimera 4.0 Litre

Austin-Healey
100/4 BN1

Triumph
GT Le Mans

Mercedes-Benz
280SL Roadster

Mercedes-Benz
190SL

Lancia
HF3000 Stratos by Hawk

Renault
Alpine A110

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‘Royal Review State’ V Series III


Indian State Carriage from the Maharaja of Mysore

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Triumph
TR4 Roadster to FIVA Rally Specification

Porsche
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Aston Martin
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Triumph
TR6

Aston Martin
DB7 V12 Vantage

Porsche
356B T5 Super Cabriolet

Bentley
Turbo R

Bentley
4¼ 'High Vision' Saloon by H.J. Mulliner

MG
L-Type to Fast Road Specification

Bugatti
Type 35 Grand Prix Reformation

Daimler
SP250 Dart

Jaguar
XK120 Roadster to Fast Road Specification

Austin
Seven ‘Nippy’ 2 seat Tourer

Aston Martin
DB6 Saloon

Mercedes-Benz
E320 Elegance

Jaguar
XJC 4.2 Convertible by Lynx

Porsche
935 Replica *new price*

Jensen
Interceptor Convertible

Rolls-Royce
Silver Cloud III

Alvis
Firefly Twelve

Aston Martin
DB5

Rolls-Royce
20/25 Sports Saloon by Thrupp & Maberly

Austin-Healey
3000 Mk. III BJ8

Standard
Vanguard Vignale Estate

Austin
Eighteen Saloon

Chrysler
Royal Police Car

Chevrolet
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Nash
Statesman Super

Ford
Model T, 'The Bumble T'

Pierce Arrow
Model B Doctors Coupé

Ford
Mustang Fastback 289ci

Plymouth
'Cuda Convertible 383-4bbl

Dodge
Sierra D500 Station Wagon

Studebaker
Avanti

Lincoln
Continental Mk.V Town Coupé

Ford
Mustang Shelby GT500 Fastback

Plymouth
Road Runner 383

Chevrolet
Corvette ZR1 Coupe

Dodge
Super Bee

Triumph
Vitesse Mk. II Convertible

Fiat
Belvedere

Jaguar
XK150SE Fixedhead Coupé

Austin-Healey
100/4 BN1

Lotus
Elan +2 130S

Porsche
911 Carrera to RS Specification

Mercedes-Benz
300CE

MG
B Roadster

MG
YT

Austin-Healey
3000 BT7 Mk. I

MG
B Sports Special

Humber
Sceptre

Alvis
TA21 Three Position Drophead by Tickford

Austin-Healey
Frogeye

Ferrari
Mondial Quattrovalvole

Maserati
3200GT

Mercedes-Benz
500SEL

Panther
J72

Mercedes-Benz
280SE 3.5

Rover
16 P2

Jaguar
XJS V12 Coupé

MG
B Roadster

Rover
P6 3500S Nada

BMW
Z3

Ford
Sierra to Thunder Saloon Specification

Porsche
Boxster S

Mini
British Open Classic

Jaguar
Sovereign 4.2 Series III

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230 Limousine

Morris Minor

Triumph
TR6

MG
C Roadster

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2000 Cavalier GLS Coupé

Bentley
Turbo R

Mazda
MX-5 Roadster
 
 
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226 - 1978 Land Rover ‘Royal Review State’ V Series III

 
 
 
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Registration TBC
Chassis Number 91184842C
Engine Number TBC
Odometer reading 1,892 miles
Estimate £15,000 - £18,000
Hammer Sold - £27,950

Land Rovers were inspired by the US-built Willys Jeep immediately after the war and by 1992, Land Rover claimed that 70% of all the vehicles they had ever built were still in use. Before the war, Rover had produced luxury cars which ceased to be in demand in the immediate post-war period and raw materials were strictly rationed to those companies building construction or industrial equipment.  Rover's original factory in Coventry had also been bombed, forcing the company to move into a huge factory it had built in Solihull to construct aircraft. The Series III is the most common vehicle, with 440,000 of the type built from 1971 to 1985. The headlights were moved to the wings, and the traditional metal grill featured on its predecessor, was replaced with a plastic one. The production run for the Series III was from 1971 through to 1985 and during this cycle (1976) the 1,000,000th Land Rover rolled off the production line. The Series III saw many changes in the later part of its life as Land Rover updated the design to meet increased competition. In keeping with early 1970's trends in automotive interior design, both in safety and use of more advanced materials, the simple metal dashboard of earlier models was redesigned to accept a new moulded plastic dash. The instrument cluster, which was previously centrally located, was moved to the driver's side.

This 1978 Land Rover is owned by the Ministry of Defence and is thought to have been commissioned for the Queen; the car has always been affectionately known as 'The Queen's Land Rover'. In April 1979 the Land Rover was sent to REME Central Workshops in Donnington to be modified. The traffic light system for the Queen to signal the driver is still in place and in working order; as are the door and retractable rear step. Having covered a mere 1,892 miles from new, this is a unique opportunity to purchase a very rare and desirable piece of motoring heritage. The military number plates will be removed prior to sale.

Interested parties should note that as this a MoD owned vehicle, the purchase price is subject to VAT if sold within the E.U.